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Barkhor Street

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Barkhor Street lies in the center of old Lhasa and is a bustling bazaar in a quadrangle of busy streets close to Jokhang. The stalls and shops around Barkhor sell a variety of goods such as temple bowls, bells, prayer flags, leather goods, clothing, incense, Buddhist statues and Tibetan rugs. Traditional Lhasa life is very much in substantiation on the streets of Barkhor.
In addition to being a bustling market frequented by locals as well as tourists, the streets of Barkhor are also on the road to the Jokhang and the final part of many Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimages. Pilgrims with prayer wheels walk clockwise around the streets reciting prayers as they come near the end of their journey and the religious center of Lhasa. More dedicated pilgrims prostrate themselves and drag themselves around the circuit.
Barkhor Street is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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